Dig out the spandex, fluff out your hair and dust off that denim cut off as we have another Swedish NWOTHM band.
With sounds reminding you of the best of the late 70s and early 80s NWOBHM scene Katana’s debut album is released.
This is a back to basics old school NWOTHM album with sounds reminiscent of early Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and Angelwitch and is bound to be a sure fire hit with all you rock purists out there.
I love virtually all the tracks on it and have had it on permanently non stop since receiving it to review.
The Highlight of this e.p is easily ‘Blade of Katana’ closely followed by ‘Heart of Tokyo’.
The only blip on this instant classic album is ‘Quest for Hades’ ~ not an entirely bad song it just seems out of place when you compare it with the rest of the songs on the album.
1. Livin’ Without Fear
2. Blade of Katana
3. Phoenix on Fire
4. Neverending World
5. Heart of Tokyo
6. Asia in Sight
7. Across the Stars
8. Rebel Ride
9. Quest for Hades
Available from: http://shop.listenable.net/product.php?id_product=2152
Katana website: www.reverbnation.com/katana
Label: Listenable Records
Members: Patrik Ess – Guitars, Tobias Karlsson – Guitars, Johan Bernsp – Vocals, Susanna Salminen – Bass, Anders Persson – Drums